Education

Sanderson students want to work with legislators to improve school safety

Posted May 22, 2018 10:39 p.m. EDT

— School safety is top of mind for a group of local high school students this week.

Students at Sanderson High School are organizing a local town hall discussion, in the wake of the mass shootings at schools in Parkland, Fla. and Santa Fe, Texas.

The event will include state senators, school board members, school safety officers, mental health professionals and students.

“No longer can the legislative chambers and the halls of learning stay separate. In order to produce productive change, students must work will all levels of public service,” student Greear Webb said.

Students at Sanderson High School were placed under lockdown for about 40 minutes last week after somebody called in a threat of an intruder on campus. Authorities determined there was no credible threat to the school.

The town hall event had been announced prior to the lockdown and was meant as a way to do more to draw attention to the issue of school shootings following .

The town hall is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 at Sanderson High School. WRAL’s Brad Johansen will moderate the event.